Monday, August 4, 2014

Training 7.28.14 - Chicago Marathon W9

Monday 7/28 - Cross train || 2.7 miles || 30:00, 11:11p || Elliptical Course 1 Level 3
I was supposed to do this yesterday, but couldn't fit it in, so 30 minutes today it was.

Tuesday 7/29 - Run || 4 miles || 40:20, 10:05p || 59* and 90 humidity
Not much to report. 4 miles done! Splits 10:59/10:41/10:10//9:44. 4/184.7

Wednesday 7/30 - Run || 7 miles || 1:07:02, 9:34p || 60* 90% humidity
5.5 outside, then went straight to the treadmill for the last 1.5. My husband had to leave for work early so I had to get back to the house; you know I was booking it because the last 5K of my outdoor mileage was in 28:12...and my 5K PR is 29:56. Oops. Didn't mean to go quite THAT fast, although I did need to rush the mileage to get it in. I'll run a very slow recovery run tomorrow!   11/191.7

Thursday 7/31 - Run || 4 miles || 41:46, 10:26p || 57*, and 80 humidity
Slow run to make up for Wednesday...was trying to go close to LSD pace. Splits 11:31/10:31/10:07/9:30. 15/195.7.

Friday 8/1 - Rest
Friday rest day.

Saturday 8/2 -  Run || 15 miles || 2:40:14, 10:41p || 72*, and 80 humidity
Bad runs happen. The first 11 miles were okay...the last 4 I walked every half a mile and only hit 11mm. Meh. I am going to write this off as it being much sunnier and warmer in combo than I am used to, but this sucked and had me going, "There's no way I can run 11.2 more miles, crap!" But I was actually much less sore than I was the prior week, I think I just wimped out. Mental toughness fail....30/210.7

Sunday 8/3 - Cross train || 2.7 miles || 30:00, 11:03p || Elliptical Course 1 Level 3
I was supposed to do an hour, but kind of wanted to skip this (my husband was out of town from mid day Saturday until Sunday night...I decided I wasn't missing XT again this week and I am glad I got it in. 

Total: 30 miles run, 5.38 ellipticalled. Full Moon Half next weekend - very excited!


  1. Looks like your training is going great, Heather. Best of luck on the half next weekend!

  2. Awesome work out week! good luck for your half this weekend!

    1. Thank you, and thanks - looking forward to it!

  3. I haven't been able to check out your training in a little while - I love seeing how fast you're running these days! Does it feel totally awesome???

    1. It feels weird! Haha! I love it, but I look at my time and go...wait did I really go as many miles as this said? Because that doesn't seem like enough time! I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop to be honest.

  4. Yeah, maybe you walked a little bit after 11 miles, but you still did 15 freaking miles. BE PROUD! Have a BIG slice of pizza :)